Nikon A1000 Review Rundown

NikonPublished on 20 Mar 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


Photo of Nikon COOLPIX A1000 Compact Camera
Neoscore* 67%
  • 30x zoom lens
  • Wide angle of view
  • Quick autofocus
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Omits 1/2.3 inch sensor


The Nikon A1000 offers optical zoom that's not possible on a smartphone. The camera is packed with physical controls and design features that are tough to find on budget cameras. At full zoom with the maximum f/6.9 aperture, getting a sharp, bright shot is tricky. If you need a low light performer, a fast action camera, or image quality better than a cameraphone, find better options elsewhere.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Nikon A1000 touts more than just a zoom that a smartphone can't compete with. The camera is packed with physical controls and design features that are tough to find on budget cameras. You buy this camera for the lens — not the small 1/2.3 inch sensor that's behind it.
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  • 30x zoom lens
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Compact size
  • Slow autofocus
  • Only 1/2.3-inch sensor


Sentiment Score[*] 65%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The A1000's lens offers a lot of zoom power, but it makes some sacrifices to pack the power into a slim body. The lens is a 24-840mm (35mm full-frame equivalent) zoom with an f/3.4-6.9 f-stop. It's quick enough for a candid snapshot, but a small camera isn't a good option for keeping up with fast-moving subjects.
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  • Wide angle of view
  • Sharp f/3.4-6.9 f-stop
  • 30x zoom lens
  • Dust and splash protection
  • Loss of resolution when zoomed out
  • Effort to hold steady at arm's length


Sentiment Score[*] 55%
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The Nikon COOLPIX A1000 is a compact point-and-shoot camera with a built-in 35x optical zoom lens. It's fantastically portable and feels decently well-built, which makes it a good option for on-the-go use. While image quality is decent overall, sharpness decreases significantly at higher ISO levels. Its autofocus system also struggles to track subjects consistently in both photography and video.
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  • Compact, lightweight design
  • Wide zoom range
  • Good noise handling
  • Poor image quality in 4k and FHD
  • Autofocus system struggles to track moving subjects


Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Nikon A1000 sports a 1/2.3-inch 16.1MP back-illuminated sensor. It has a 35x optical zoom lens that offers a focal range equivalent to 24-840mm in 35mm terms. The camera also has an electronic viewfinder, a 3-inch tilting touchscreen, raw shooting and 4K video capabilities. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth also grace the spec sheet, and these enable you to connect the camera to a smartphone or tablet.
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  • 35x optical zoom lens with 24-840mm focal range
  • 3-inch tilting touchscreen
  • 4K video
  • Slow autofocus
  • Not the most reliable performer


Sentiment Score[*] 73%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Nikon Coolpix A1000 packs a generous 35x zoom lens into a compact design. The screen is sharp and bright and tilts up 90 degrees, so you can hold the camera low and against your body for steadier video. Overall image and video quality, however, generally trail those of Panasonic's Lumix ZS80.
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  • Sharp 24-840mm wide-angle lens
  • Compact design
  • Quick, easy-to-use controls
  • Long battery life
  • Onscreen pop-up
  • Poor video quality


  1. 1. ^ Nikon Coolpix A1000 Review. Digitaltrends. 2019-05-03. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ Nikon Coolpix A1000 Review. Pcmag. 2019-07-16. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Nikon COOLPIX A1000 Camera Review. Rtings. 2021-04-13. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  4. 4. ^ Nikon A1000 review. Techradar. 2019-04-19. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. 5. ^ Nikon Coolpix A1000 Review: Long Zoom at a Low Price. Tomsguide. 2019-07-25. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  7. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  8. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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